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Alfresco and VDEL GmbH Partner to Deliver Open Source ECM Solutions to Eastern Europe, Russia, and CIS

Alfresco and VDEL announce a partnership under which VDEL has become a Master Distributor of Alfresco solutions in the territories of Eastern Europe, Russia, and CIS

London, UK, March 1, 2010 – Alfresco Software, the leader in open source enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, and VDEL GmbH, the world's first IT services distribution company, today announced a partnership under which VDEL has become a Master Distributor of Alfresco solutions in the territories of Eastern Europe, Russia, and CIS. Under the terms of the agreement, VDEL will offer Alfresco products, associated support, and training to its customers.

"We are very pleased to welcome VDEL as Alfresco distributor for the Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS region. We have seen significant interest in the cost-effective ECM solutions offered by Alfresco in this region and a growing demand for Alfresco Enterprise support. With its specific market knowledge and open source distribution experience, VDEL is an ideal partner to take the Alfresco Enterprise offering to market in this region," commented Denis Dorval, VP EMEA at Alfresco Software.

Alfresco is the leading open source alternative for ECM. It couples the innovation of open source with the stability of a true enterprise-class platform. The open source model allows Alfresco to use best-of-breed open source technologies and contributions from the open source community to get higher quality software produced more quickly at a much lower cost. The company currently has more than 800 enterprise customers and has surpassed the 2.0 million downloads mark of its groundbreaking open source ECM platform. In 2009, Alfresco became the first open source software company to obtain U.S. Department of Defence 5015.02 records management certification.

VDEL is known in Eastern Europe, Russia, and CIS for successfully marketing, distributing and supporting innovative network and security solutions from category leaders Red Hat, JBoss, SEP, Zimbra, Zenoss and EnterpriseDB. VDEL covers the territory that extends over 12 different Time Zones, 30 countries and where all together customers speak more than 32 languages. Thanks to the extensive network of local partners VDEL is able to provide native language translation, localization and education, giving an individual approach and personal attention to every client, regardless of their geographical location.

"We at VDEL believe that the future belongs to open source technologies. That's why we strive to deliver the best open source solutions to our customers," said Markus Alschner, VDEL's Managing Director. "We are happy to add Alfresco, the leading open source enterprise content management system, to our product portfolio, giving our customers the winning ratio of price/performance, additionally to all the services VDEL is offering. We are proud to be chosen by Alfresco as a reliable partner and to become the main Distributor for Alfresco solutions in Eastern Europe, Russia and CIS."

About VDEL, GmbH

VDEL GmbH, headquartered in Vienna Austria (with subsidiaries in Moscow, Russia; Kiev, Ukraine; Warsaw, Poland; Minsk, Belarus; Belgrade, Serbia and Limassol, Cyprus) is the leading IT Services Distribution company in Eastern Europe, Russia & CIS countries. VDEL delivers IT services using the most advanced new technology methods, include 24 by 7 product implementation and configuration support, native language translation and localization including maintenance of updates and upgrades, education and hands-on training, certification, marketing and sales support. VDEL provides and distributes these and other related services through its local value-added partner network that helps customers increase their productivity by selecting the right vendor and open source products. For more information, please visit

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